The deep blue of Byakushi Pond (Photo: Tristan Scholze)

Byakushi Pond

An autumn hike along the Ikemeguri Nature Trail

Tristan Scholze   - 1 min read

The first leg of this hike in Kirishima-Kinkowan National Park starts at the Ebino Kogen Museum Center and rounds Byakushi Pond, a shallow, roundish crater lake. This section includes forested mountainsides inhabited by deer and birds, seasonal flowers, shrubs and grasses, and spectacular views of the clear blue pond and surrounding volcanoes. Following the circular path clockwise will soon bring you to the next stage, Rokukannon Pond.

白紫池byakushi-ike—Byakushi Pond

Tristan Scholze

Tristan Scholze @tristan.scholze

I'm also known as Faer Out. I love learning about people and nature. I've traveled around the world and throughout Japan, and I hope to continue seeing and experiencing the wonder of this planet as long as I live.Based in Japan for nearly two decades, I'm the Regional Partner here for Fukuoka and...